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PLACE
GROUND CONTROL COFFEE - ROASTERY & COFFEE HOUSE
PEOPLE
Effie Vouris & Glenn Anthony the team behind the coffee
WHERE
29 Industrial Dr, Tweed Head South, Gold Coast, NSW, Australia

Walls are full images of Melbourne graffiti precinct & a blend of timber & concrete

Combining coffee roasting & coffee house/cafe works very well.

Effie & Glenn ran a roastery and cafe in the town of Ballina, on the picturesque northern rivers region of NSW, Australia. When the opportunity came up to move, they chose the border city of Tweed Heads to set up their new coffee roastery and cafe. Coffee roasting and wholesaling to over 20 cafes in the region is Ground Control's major business. Serving their coffee at the warehouse is a natural progression and has provided Tweed Heads locals with a world class coffee house. Food runs a distant last and the range is very limited but fresh, well made and very well priced. 

Ground Control Coffee is very spacious and definitely lends itself to coffee and chatting.

Effie & Glenn are the owners and operators.

Opened in early 2014, Glenn also provides barista training at the warehouse.

Cappuccino - medium roast, very smooth & very nice!.

Coffee ranges from $3.70 to $4.70 (July 2014)

Glenn has ordered a new roaster which will double his capacity.

'Major Tom' is Ground Control's major blend. Get it?

Major Tom, Organic & Love Bite are the three main blends

Retail for $12 (250g) $20 (500g) & $35 (1kg).

If you are into high caffeine with a strong body, Love Bite is the one for you.

Quality beans & skillful daily roasting is the difference.

My Latte - just right!

Coffee comes in three sizes, small, med & large

Shane is the head barista & has been with Glenn for many years

Aaron is the other barista.

Spinach & Feta Muffins

Food menu is limited but well chosen.

Decor is a combination of rustic timber & metallic urban objects.

When you visit Ground Control, be sure to use the toilet!

Glenn is in charge of the roasting

Most of the time, you will see him at the roaster.

Friands are great. The black rice sushi is delightful.

For tea lovers, Effie has recently introduced a new range.

The team - Shane, Aaron, Effie & Glenn

Ground Control Coffee, definitely a 'Must'.

Images by
Corey Tai
corey@fppis.com
Tags:
Tweed Heads South Gold Coast Qld Australia